Susan SurfTone West Coast Tour Itinerary (all dates may be subject to change):
Monday, February 27, 2012 at Duff’s Garage in Portland, OR
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Forbidden Island in Alameda, CA
Friday, March 2, 2012 at Max Steiner’s, Long Beach CA
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Redwood Bar in Los Angeles, CA
BUST Magazine wrote “Susan SurfTone’s new album, Shore, is helping me get rid of those wintertime blues….Her bouncy track “Chance” made me want to grab a surfboard, while the blistering guitar solo on “Subduction” made me want to learn a few chords. But it’s “Compression” that has me pressing repeat.” And AfterEllen enthused “File Under ’60s surf-rocking sounds making you crave hanging 10.” Record Collector News specializing in vinyl releases will include a review in February/March 2012 print issue.
Susan SurfTone founded the band Susan and the SurfTones in 1993. In 2000 she moved to Portland, Oregon. Shore is her first solo album. SurfTone has long been one of the only women lead guitar players fronting an instrumental surf band. She began playing guitar when she was nine years old and once her guitar teacher turned her onto The Ventures “there was no turning back.”
She has toured extensively throughout Europe and has a particularly enthusiastic following in both Italy and Germany (where OmOm Music and Gee-Dee Music have respectively released her music). SurfTone and her bands have toured with acts like Lords of Altamont (USA), The Balboas (USA), The Aqua Velvets (USA), The Surf Coasters (Japan), The Looney Tunes (Germany), Huskey and the Sandmen (Finland), Pollo Del Mar (USA), The Cadillac Hitmen (USA) and many others.
Acme Brothers Records was founded in 2001 and has released three previous Susan and the SurfTones albums. SurfTone has approximately ten releases out on various labels internationally and is featured on numerous compilations. Visit Susan SurfTone online at susansurftone.com on Twitter at twitter.com/#!/SusanSurfTone and on Facebook.